In Person and Virtual Field Trips
The Center has five sessions per year:
|Spring||Oklahoma Land Giveaways or Chisholm Trail History|
|Summer||Program which rotates annually|
|Winter||Holidays on the Trail and History Heroes: Famous Figures from the Chisholm Trail Region with an emphasis on Oklahoma|
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) are at the heart of all sessions for all ages.
Within each of these sessions, various modules are chosen. Students learn to demonstrate mathematic skills and business knowledge, use their imaginations, enhance their art appreciation, and develop and articulate concepts under the auspices of history and social studies.
Why Choose Us?
We are different than other museums. This dramatic increase in attendance each year is due to many factors including the following:
- We are the only nonprofit in Oklahoma that is a Great Expectation Model School Certified. This rigorous certification program mandates training, mentorships, and educators interacting with children by asking questions that require deep thought and higher reasoning.
- We are the only facility in this region that focuses on academic standards set forth by the Oklahoma and Texas Departments of Education. Our educators work with the child’s classroom or home school teacher to ensure a productive day at a meaningful point in their day to day learning.
- We rotate four umbrella curricula so students can attend multiple years or multiple times in the same school year without repeating a learning module.
The Center can accommodate most special needs students. Our facility is handicapped accessible. Since most of our exhibits have components that stimulate not only sight, but hearing, touch, and smell, students with sensory issues can have a similar experience to other students.
Our professional educators can also work with you to provide a custom program. An example: Using animal pelts to teach the story of the Trail to visually impaired students. We also have included a sign language interpreter for some of our groups.
The Center also has educators and guides available in different languages with prior notice.
Resources For Kids
Select programming is funded in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts